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Ina Simonovska

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • M.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • B.A., Economics and Finance (joint Honors), McGill University, 2004

About

Ina Simonovska specializes in international trade, international finance and macroeconomics.

Research Focus

Professor Simonovska’s research interests focus on understanding the sources of welfare gains from international integration. On the one hand, she develops theoretical and empirical models that evaluate the different channels through which trade liberalization in goods and services lowers consumer good prices and raises consumer wellbeing. On other hand, she formalizes and tests hypotheses about determinants of cross-border investment flows, which ultimately lead to the accumulation of capital and the macroeconomic development of a nation.

Selected Publications

  • David, J. and I. Simonovska "Correlated Beliefs, Returns, and Stock Market Volatility.” Journal of International Economics 99, S58-S77 (2016)
  • Simonovska, I. "Income Differences and Prices of Tradables: Insights from an Online Retailer." Review of Economic Studies 82 (4), 1612-1656 (2015).
  • Simonovska, I., and L. Soderling." Business Cycle Accounting for Chile." Macroeconomic Dynamics 19.5 (2015).
  • Simonovska, I., and M.E. Waugh. "The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence." Journal of International Economics 92.1 (2014): 34–50.
  • Geromichalos, A., and I. Simonovska: "Asset Liquidity and International Portfolio Choice." Journal of Economic Theory 151.1 (2014): 342–380.

Teaching

Ina Simonovska teaches undergraduate courses in international trade, finance and macroeconomics, and a graduate course that focuses on quantitative methods and their applications to international economics.

Awards

  • Institute of Social Sciences Individual Research Grant, UC Davis, 2014–2016
  • Hellman Fellowship, University of California, Davis, 2014–2015
  • Bhagwati Award for best paper in 2013-2014, Journal of International Economics
  • Peter B. Kenen Fellowship, Princeton University, 2011–2012